Greenland sharks live to be ridiculously old — and may not have sex until they’re 150

August 11, 2016 6:24 PM

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Greenland sharks live to be ridiculously old — and may not have sex until they’re 150

Meet the oldest living vertebrate: a shark you've probably never heard of.

Greenlanders consider their local shark species – Somniosus microcephalus – to be something of a nuisance. The carnivorous creature, nearly the same size as the Great White when fully grown, has a habit of getting tangled up in long fishing lines designed to catch halibut. If caught and killed, the ...

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